PPP Development Stage – Identifying Partners
9.3 Who is involved in identifying partners?
All stakeholders need to be included in the analysis of partner
identification. In fact, the complexity of the work requires
a team effort, making the decision-making process more effective.
The municipality should take on the role of coordinator. In simple
PPPs, the municipality may wish to undertake partner appraisals
itself. In most circumstances, however, departments should
consider using external advisors. Such consultants could
be funded by the government itself or donors; alternatively,
the expertise could be drawn from local academia.
Stakeholder analysis often involves sensitive and undiplomatic
information. Many stakeholder interests are covert and
agendas are partially hidden. In many situations there are few
benefits in trying to uncover such agendas in public.
Who is involved?
◊ All stakeholders to participate
◊ External consultant to carry out analysis
◊ Municipality to coordinate